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From Jason van Zyl <ja...@sonatype.com>
Subject Re: A legal-ish question
Date Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:34:12 GMT
You do your coding work, I'll take care of the legal for you. The model of everyone having
to check everything is stupid. Code away, if I find a problem we'll yank it.

On Jun 11, 2010, at 7:16 AM, Kristian Rosenvold wrote:

> fr., 11.06.2010 kl. 06.35 -0700, skrev Jason van Zyl:
>> On Jun 10, 2010, at 11:27 PM, Kristian Rosenvold wrote:
>> 
>>> I have a memoizer
>>> (http://www.javaconcurrencyinpractice.com/listings/Memoizer.java) that
>>> I'd like to include "somewhere" in our code base. It's like 30 lines of
>>> code or so. 
>>> 
>>> Ï've seen this snippet of code (or extremely minor permutations of it)
>>> appear a number of places, under various lisence headers, for instance:
>>> 
>>> http://www.koders.com/java/fid960BDFDD3A35D42E6652E79BA3F959A375024F0B.aspx?s=mdef%3Acompute
>>> 
>>> 
>>> What's the appropriate thing to do IP-wise wrt including such a piece of
>>> code ? The specific implementation I've linked to appears on page 108 of
>>> the "Java Concurrency in practice" book. 
>>> 
>> 
>> It's fine, bringing anything up on the legal lists here is a waste of time. 
>> will check the code with the folks at Eclipse and let you know if there is any problem.

>> Apache has no IP checking system at all so it's honestly generally useless asking
anyone here. 
>> Eclipse has a real IP clearance mechanism with real lawyers, with a real set of tools
for 
>> validation using humans, Black Duck and Palimida. If you've found a public domain
license 
>> then you're fine, but I'll ask the Eclipse IP team.
> 
> Sebb identified the piece of code as "public domain" via the official
> website of the book; I was looking in the hardcopy and couldn't find it
> in the printed book. So much for dead trees.
> 
> Now the link Brett sent doesn't explicitly name "Public domain" as a
> "license" with compatibility constraints, but it seems implied in the
> section on Doug Lea's concurrent library:
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#concurrent
> 
> Kristian
> 
> 
> 
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Thanks,

Jason

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Jason van Zyl
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